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auditor

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In Web advertising, this usually means a third-party company that audits the number of visitors to or impression sent from a Web site during some ...

load testing

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Load testing is the process of subjecting a computer, peripheral, server, network or application to a work level approaching the limits of its ...

cruft

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Cruft is the elements of a program, system or product that are either useless, poorly designed or both. In computing, cruft describes areas of ...

conformance testing

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Conformance testing, also known as compliance testing, is a methodology used in engineering to ensure that a product, process, computer program or ...

Wirth's Law

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Wirth's Law states that computer software increases in complexity faster than does the ability of available hardware to run it... (Continued)

systems development life cycle (SDLC)

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The systems development life cycle (SDLC) is a conceptual model used in project management that describes the stages involved in an information ...

cryptography

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Cryptography is a method of storing and transmitting data in a particular form so that only those for whom it is intended can read and process it. ...

SSI injection

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SSI injection is a form of attack that can be used to compromise Web sites that contain SSI (server-side include) statements... (Continued)

build tool

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A build tool is a programming utility that automates a software build task, such as ensuring that the proper source code files are compiled and that ...

JAD (Joint Application Development)

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JAD (Joint Application Development) is a methodology that involves the client or end user in the design and development of an application, through a ...

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  • internal audit (IA)

    An internal audit (IA) is an organizational initiative to monitor and analyze its own business operations in order to determine ...

  • pure risk (absolute risk)

    Pure risk, also called absolute risk, is a category of threat that is beyond human control and has only one possible outcome if ...

  • risk assessment

    Risk assessment is the identification of hazards that could negatively impact an organization's ability to conduct business.

SearchSecurity

  • security information and event management (SIEM)

    Security information and event management (SIEM) is an approach to security management that seeks to provide a holistic view of ...

  • polymorphic virus

    A polymorphic virus is a harmful, destructive or intrusive type of malware that can change or 'morph,' making it difficult to ...

  • cyberterrorism

    According to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, cyberterrorism is any 'premeditated, politically motivated attack against ...

SearchHealthIT

  • accountable care organization (ACO)

    An accountable care organization (ACO) is an association of hospitals, healthcare providers and insurers in which all parties ...

  • patient engagement

    Patient engagement is an ideal healthcare situation in which people are well-informed about -- and motivated to be involved -- in...

  • personal health record (PHR)

    A personal health record (PHR) is a collection of health-related information that is documented and maintained by the individual ...

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR)

    Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) are closely related practices that describe an organization's preparation for ...

  • business continuity plan (BCP)

    A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that consists of the critical information an organization needs to continue ...

  • call tree

    A call tree -- sometimes referred to as a phone tree -- is a telecommunications chain for notifying specific individuals of an ...

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  • hybrid hard disk drive (HDD)

    A hybrid hard disk drive is an electromechanical spinning hard disk that contains some amount of NAND Flash memory.

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